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Chapter 9

I want to remind you that you cannot be even a little vague on My word and any carelessness is unacceptable. You must heed and obey it and go about things in accordance with My intentions. You must always be alert and never have a disposition that is arrogant and self-righteous, and you must always rely on Me to cast away the natural old disposition that dwells within you. You should always be able to maintain the normal condition before Me, and have a stable disposition. Your thinking must be sober and clear and should not be swayed or controlled by any person, event, or thing. You should always be calm in My presence and always maintain a continuous closeness and fellowship with Me. You shall show unyielding courage and stand firm in your testimony to Me. Rise up and speak for My sake and fear not what other men say. Focus on satisfying My intentions and do not be controlled by others. What I reveal to you must be done in accordance with My intentions and cannot be delayed. How do you feel inside? Are you uncomfortable? You will understand. Why are you unable to stand up to speak for My sake and be considerate toward My burden? You keep engaging in petty scheming, but I see it all clearly. I am your support and your shield, and all is in My hands, so what are you afraid of? Isn’t that being over emotional? You must quickly cast aside the emotions; I do not consider emotions and I exercise righteousness. If it is of no benefit to the church, then your own mother and father are no exception! My intentions have been revealed to you and you must not ignore them. Instead, you must put all of your attention into them and cast everything aside to follow wholeheartedly. I will always keep you in My hands. Do not be timid and controlled by your husband or wife; you shall allow My will to be carried out.

Have faith! Have faith! I am your Almighty One. This is something you might somewhat realize, but you still have to watch out. For the sake of the church, My will, and My management, you must be fully devoted, and all the mysteries and endings will be shown to you clearly. There will not be any further delay and the days are coming to an end. So what will you do? How can you seek to make your life mature faster? How will you quickly make yourself useful to Me? How will you make My will be carried out? To do so requires thorough pondering and deeper fellowship with Me. Rely on Me, believe in Me, never be careless, and be able to go about things in accordance with My guidance. The truth must be well equipped and you must eat and drink it more often. Every truth must be carried out before it can be clearly understood.

Do you now feel there isn’t enough time? Do you also feel that you are different inside compared to before and that your burden seems very heavy? My intentions are on you; you must be clear-headed, don’t break away from them, and always remain connected with Me. Stay ever near to Me, communicate with Me, be considerate toward My heart, and be able to serve in coordination, so that My intentions are always revealed to you. Always pay close attention! Close attention! Do not slack off even a little; that is your duty and My work dwells within it.

You might have a little understanding at this point and feel that this is too wonderful. You may have had some doubts in the past and felt that it was entirely different to the concepts, ideas, and thoughts of man, but you essentially understand now. This is My wondrous work and it is the wondrous work of God as well. You absolutely must be wide awake and wait and walk in it. Time is in My hands; don’t waste it and never slacken for a moment. Wasting time delays My work and obstructs My will in you. You must ponder and often communicate with Me. You must bring all actions, movements, thoughts, ideas, family, husband, sons and daughters before Me. Do not rely on the self in your practice, or else I shall be furious and your losses then shall be dear.

Restrain your own steps at all times and be always able to walk within My words. It will only do if you have My wisdom. Come before Me if you encounter difficulties and I shall give you guidance. Do not mess around and communicate recklessly. If your life receives no benefit it is because you lack knowledge and cannot differentiate between good and bad words. You don’t realize this until you are harmed and your conditions are poor, and you are without the presence of the Holy Spirit. By then, it is too late. Time is so pressing now, so your life must not lag behind even a little; you must follow My footsteps closely. When any difficulties arise, ponder often through staying close to Me and communicate with Me directly. If you grasp this path, your entry will become easy as you keep moving forward.

My words are not just directed at you. Everyone in the church is lacking to varying degrees. You must communicate more, be able to eat and drink independently during your own spiritual devotions, and be able to grasp the key truths to put into practice immediately. You must get a feel for the reality of My word. Grasp its very core and its principles; do not slack off. Always contemplate My word and always communicate with Me, and gradually it will be revealed. You cannot come close to God for one moment and then before your heart can be calm before God, be disturbed when some other thing befalls you. You are always confused and unclear about things and are unable to see My face, so you cannot clearly understand My heart. Even if you can understand a bit you are not certain and still doubt. Until I possess your heart in full and your mind is no longer disturbed by all the worldly things, and when you wait with a clear and quiet mind—it is at that time that I shall, bit by bit, reveal to you in accordance with My intentions. You should grasp this path to being close to Me. Whoever strikes or curses you, or how nice the things people offer you, it is unacceptable if they keep you from being close to God. Let your heart be in My grasp and you must never leave Me. With this kind of closeness and fellowship, no matter if it is your parents, husband, children, other family relationships, or the bonds of the secular world, they will all float away. You will enjoy an almost indescribable sweetness in your heart and experience a fragrant and delicious taste, and you shall truly be inseparable from Me. If it is always like this, you will understand what’s in My heart. You will never lose your way as you keep progressing forward, for I am your way, and everything exists because of Me. How mature your life is, when you will be able to break off from the secular world, when you will be able to cast away your emotions, when you will be able to leave behind your husband and children, when your life will be mature … all of these things are in accordance with My schedule. There is no need to be anxious.

You must enter in from the positive side. If you wait passively, it is still negative. You must be proactive in cooperating with Me; be diligent and never lazy. Always be in fellowship with Me and have deeper intimacy with Me. If you do not understand, do not be impatient for quick results. It’s not that I won’t tell you; I want to see if you rely on Me when you are in My presence and whether you depend on Me with confidence. You must always remain close to Me and place all matters in My hands. Do not go back in vain. After unknowingly being close to Me for a period of time, My intentions shall be revealed to you. If you grasp them, then you will truly be face-to-face with Me, and you will have truly found My face. You will be quite clear and steady within and you will have something to rely on, and you will also have power as well as confidence. You will also have a path forward and everything will come easy to you.

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